Effective front-end developer with a
deep understanding of interaction design and
passionate about open web
standards. Multidisciplinary education and experience, including mobile design,
French and Spanish.
Entrance scholarship. Thesis research focused on positioning systems working independently of GPS.
Program included exhibit design with local museums, computer vision applications, rapid prototyping, and developing assistive technology.
Studies focused on digital media production, electroacoustic music and video art.
Freelance Web Developer
Interaction design, front-end programming, UX/UI, implementation of location-based services and traffic metrics.
Recent clients include
Playbadger.com, a social network currently in the alpha stage of development,
Taught physical computing and programming to high school students in the South Bronx to cultivate an interest in science.
Focused on projects that promote sustainable design and green technologies.
Activities included building a
hydroponic window farm
using discarded water bottles and building musical instruments with recycled electronic parts.
Web Programmer, NYU Information Technology Services
Improved usability, security and user feedback on web forms across the NYU intranet.
Produced wireframes and user flow charts for a new content management system showcasing student work.
Technician and Instructor, York University
Managed a computer laboratory of over fifty Apple computers, physical computing devices and video production equipment.
Supervised and trained a crew of seven student monitors, emphasizing knowledge transfer among peers.
Co-developed the curriculum and teaching materials for a course on New Media Art.
Application Programmer, Ontario College of Art and Design
Responsible for developing and maintaining administrative systems and databases.
Programmed database applications for faculty and students in C# and PHP. These applications improved the speed of printing services, control access to library resources and automated report creation.
Digital Technician, Concordia University Media Labs
Created and taught digital media workshops for faculty and students.
Diagnosed and resolved networking, digital video and sound problems.
/ Graduate thesis / Physical computing /
Work in progress — Blimpter is a flying monochromatic printer
Blimpter is a flying printer project. It is an image-making device that can be deployed over irregular surfaces and is able to cover very large areas of terrain making its unusal process of printing a performative event in itself. Future iterations of Blimpter will be able to carry a payload other than ink so that graphics can be drawn by planting seeds in a field, for example.
As an object, Blimpter has empathizing qualities that attract people to it. Its large size, slow speed, erratic and stubborn movements stand in contrast to small, nimble and connected objects typical of a ubiquitous computing society.
Blimpter is a printer with a personality. People are able to relate to it in a way not possible with solely functional machines.
ActiFist: NYC to COP
/ Programming / Physical Computing /
Experiments in Telepresence
NYC to COP15 is an experiment in telepresence that connected NYC with Copenhagen during the UN Climate Change Conference (COP15) in December 2009.
This project was made with the goal of connecting US citizens in NYC to the climate change conference through the use of a real-time physical device.
The robotic-arm in Copenhagen was teleoperated by participants in NYC who stood on a soapbox and initiated a dialogue with people at the conference via Skype. At the end of their statements, stateside participants were encouraged to hit a red button which activated the arm in Copenhagen and drew attention to their telepresence
/ Interaction design / User experience / Front-end development /
Front-end development using JSON, JQuery and Google Maps
This location-based game is currently under development. The goal of the game is to set up challenges for you and
your friends to motivate you to discover your city.
/ Interaction design / Front-end development / Digital strategy /
Portfolio site for
dagworthy.com, a fledging new knitwear designer in NYC
Cross-browse compatible, including IE
Scrolling navigation is functional even as elements download in the background
Content can be easily added or moved within the site
No back-end or database necessary, all data is kept in JSON objects
The challenge was to create
a structure that could be modified on a whim, without the overhead of larger Content Management Systems.
Maintaining a strong visual impact was also important, as was displaying a large number of high resolution images
without preventing users to navigate.
the site as other high resolution images are downloaded in the background.
/ Information architecture / Front-end development /
Vice is a publication founded in Montreal and currently based in New York City
was made in collaboration with
Since working on the first iteration of this website back in 2000, Viceland has grown to include content from seventeen
international versions as well as
Portable Subway Seat
/ Rapid Prototyping / City Hacking /
A subway seat that can be hung in the corridor
Handy subway seat for crowded trains
An initial conceptual sketch
This flexible and light-weight prototype can unobtrusively be installed in a few seconds,
providing an extra seat in a crowded train.
/ Rapid Prototyping / City Hacking /
FORT DORK is an experiment in using discarded materials to make a durable shelter
Arduino-based sound making device that reacts to the movements of the performer
This prototype uses an embedded accelerometer to change the pitch of the output sound. The two push buttons
at the top are the only interface available to the performer, and their function is only apparent after using them.
This project was made with
Yasser Ansari and
/ Concept / Asterisk Phone Server Programming /
An eight-step sampler and sequencer that works over a regular phone line.
Stroke Therapy Device
/ Concept / Prototyping / Physical Computing /
The Stroke Therapy Device is a game for recovering patients
Concept for a game controller shaped like a see-saw with interchangeable weights
In the game, patients use the see-saw to control the character.
The game provides motivation to carry out long exercise routines.
The weights add resistance, helping in rehabilitation
The prototype is made from available parts to keep costs to a minimum
This prototype is intented to be used by
an Occupational Therapist helping stroke patients.
A see-saw interface with interchangeable weights is used
as a game controller, motivating the patient to carry out
monotonous but necessary mobility excercises after suffering from a stroke.
/ Graphic Design / Urban Marketing /
This is a small selection of print work that I have done in the past, mainly serving the experimental
theater and dance communities in Toronto and Montreal. Whenever doing these projects, I would look at
the ecosystem of what was already available (posters and cards for other plays or logos for new companies)
and either go in a different direction, or invest time and a larger portion of the budget on a feature that
would make the printed material stand out in a saturated visual environment.
For example, using color mixtures that do not dither when printed in CMYK gave posters and flyers a more vibrant look.
When the budget allowed it, spot tone or hot stamping was used to set the graphics appart.
A common problem for this community is trying to increase audience numbers. One thing we noticed is
that people often forgot when a show would take place, or if they had something planned for that date
(people often knew the dates of the show, but would overlook the fact that it was a Friday, for instance).
To improve this situation, flyers and posters became small calendars that could easily be placed on a fridge, giving a visual reminder
of when a performance would take place.